The Cabinetmakers’ Autumn Exhibition 2019

Re-think, Re-use, Re-duce

Exhibition period

November 8, 2019 – April 19, 2020

Press Contact

Head of Marketing and Communications
Mia Heil Rasmussen

+45 4016 3332

SE’s Administrative director Karin Carlander

+45 2988 1418

Press Photos

To request press photos, please contact Karin Carlander at Press photos may be used freely, provided you credit photographer Casper Sejersen and The Cabinetmakers’ Autumn Exhibition 2019.

The Cabinetmakers’ Autumn Exhibition opens in November and is held in collaboration with the Danish Architecture Center, DAC, at BLOX on Copenhagen’s waterfront. This year’s presentation of experimental furniture addresses what our future homes might look like, and how we can rethink both resources and conventions.

Re-think, Re-use, Re-duce is thus both the exhibition title and the three conditions that the exhibitors were asked to integrate into their furniture projects. Several of the furniture exhibits are made of sustainable materials – from compressed sawdust with fungal glue to hemp, wicker and eelgrass to industrial surplus materials – while others offer a more artistic take on global environmental challenges.

Claus Mølgaard, chairman of the Cabinetmakers’ Autumn Exhibition, says: ‘We are already consuming the earth’s annual resources 1.7 times, and by 2050, there will be 9.7 billion people on the planet – an increase of 30% compared to today. We have to do something. This year’s exhibition doesn’t claim to have the answer, but we think it’s important to join the debate and offer ideas for rethinking, reusing and minimizing materials, transportation and procedures as part of a general effort to rethink the way we use and live with furniture.’

Future homes will be smaller and more flexible, and furniture will become increasingly multi-functional. That trend is reflected in this year’s exhibition architecture, where DAC’s Golden Gallery is transformed into a multi-level scaffolding structure. The focus is on the process and the story behind each piece of furniture,
and several of the exhibitors’ ideas will be included in the exhibition as visual text elements.

‘The exhibition design enacts new ways of building and living in the future, with urban growth, rising housing prices and shrinking living spaces. The BLOX building, which houses DAC, is a public building that reflects our time: an urban boxshaped glass structure with multiple levels that offer varied sight lines into the building’s interior. I sought to integrate that experience into the exhibition design with staggered levels and compressed spaces,’ explains the exhibition architect, Jacob Manz, who set up the exhibition in collaboration with the scaffolding firm LAYHER in order to minimize material waste, as scaffolding is inherently designed to be reused over and over.

DAC is delighted to be able to offer its Danish and international audience this opportunity to experience outstanding experimental and sustainable design.

‘We are extremely proud to host the Cabinetmakers’ Autumn Exhibition at DAC’s Golden Gallery. The exhibition is perfectly aligned with this year’s theme at the gallery and the issue that is of most vital concern to DAC, namely sustainability. DAC’s visitors can look forward to an amazing glimpse of the future of furniture design and a look at how we might furnish our homes in a world facing global climate challenges – without compromising on our world-renowned tradition for exceptional craftsmanship and design,’ says Kent Martinussen, CEO of DAC.

Re-think, Re-use, Re-duce opens on 7 November in the Golden Gallery at DAC. We look forward to presenting the 2019 Cabinetmakers’ Autumn Exhibition’s ideas for moving furniture making forward in a world characterized by resource scarcity and climate challenges.

Press showing at 15.00

All the exhibitors will be present along with members of the Cabinetmakers’ Autumn Exhibition who are not exhibiting this year. In smaller groups the exhibitors present their own designs to each other. We extend an exclusive invitation to the press to attend this internal presentation.


This year’s exhibitors

  1. Akiko Ken Made
  2. Carlo Volf
  3. Cecilie Manz / TAKT
  4. Chris Liljenberg Halstrøm
  5. Christina Strand
    Aksel Kjersgaard
  6. Claus Bjerre / Fictum
  7. Ditte Hammerstrøm
  8. Dögg Gudmundsdottir
    Mathias Juul Overvad
  9. Erling Christoffersen
    Kjeldtoft Cabinet Makers
  10. Foersom & Hiort-Lorenzen
  11. Hannes Stephensen
  12. Hans Sandgren Jakobsen
    A/S Inventarsnedkeriet
  13. Henrik Sørig Thomsen
    Ejvind Post @ Godsbanens
    Åbne Værksteder v/Ejvind Post
  14. Karen Kjærgaard
  15. Leif Hagerup
    Claus Mølgaard,
    Exponent A/S
  16. Lise & Hans Isbrand
    A. Petersen
  17. Lovorika Banovic
  18. Monique Engelund
    & Mathilde Witt Mølholm
    Anton Balle A/S
  19. Norm Architects
    E. Nielsen Mekaniske
  1. Philip Bro Ludvigsen
    Mathias Juul Overvad
  2. Rasmus Bækkel Fex
  3. Rasmus Fenhann
  4. Sommer & Frederiksen
    Møbelsnedkeri Kjeldtoft
  5. Steen Dueholm Sehested
  6. Torben Skov
    Montana Furniture
  7. Troels Flensted
    Vestsjællands Arbejdende
  8. Troels Grum-Schwensen
    Toke Overgaard
  9. Troels Grum-Schwensen
    Toke Overgaard
  10. Örn Duvald
    Guest exhibitors
  11. Anton Bak
  12. Carlander Sangkoyo
  13. Isabel Ahm
    Cabinetmaker Signe Ø. Lund,
  14. James Stoklund
    and Sine Ringgaard Jørgensen
  15. Jonas Herman Pedersen
    Carl Schneider,
    Holstebro Kartonnage
  16. Krøyer-Sætter-Lassen
    Montana Furniture,
    Smile Plastics

The Cabinetmakers’ Autumn Exhibition

The Cabinetmakers’ Autumn Exhibition (SE) is a platform for the development and exposure of contemporary and experimental Danish furniture design. SE is a non-commercial association of 88 furniture manufacturers and designers, who engage in an annual collaboration to create a new piece of furniture based on the theme announced by the board.

New designers are represented each year, as anyone from Denmark or abroad can apply to take part in the annual exhibition as a guest designer – a status that may be transformed into a full membership after two years.

SE has exhibited outside Denmark in Tokyo, London and Stockholm in recent years, and manufacturers from Denmark and abroad have frequently handpicked projects from the exhibition in order to put them into production.

Each year, the exhibition is staged in a new location and in cooperation with a new creative team to ensure the continuous development of the annual exhibitions. The team behind the 2019 exhibition comprises exhibition architect Jacob Manz, photographer Casper Sejersen and graphic designer Claus Due.